[00:03] Your new Windows VPS is there, you can do everything you want via RDC or VNC.
[00:09] So, today, I'm gonna show you how to install a custom OS, Windows 7 x86, which isn't available to select during VPS configuration.
[00:18] Thanks to KVM technology and its bundled-tools like VMmanager.
[00:25] Firstly, upload your ISO file, Win7x86, into the repository.
[00:37] Make sure your local ISO file is bootable.
[01:02] It is recommended that you trans-load the ISO file via an online URL because of its speed.
[01:12] Due to copyright issues, it's hard to find direct links for Windows ISOs.
[01:24] Howdy, welcome back.
[01:32] Now, go ahead to the Disks section of the VPS, then, insert this ISO file.
[02:34] I repeat: this is an advanced job, if you found yourself lack of IT skill, don't feel to hesitate to open a support ticket.
Select your new Win 7 ISO, make sure your VPS was turned off.
[02:47] Basically, right after the VPS has been started, open a VNC session to press a key (BIOS welcome), then boot options (included ISO disk) will be presented.
[03:05] Like this, remember that these are Win Server's boot options, not BIOS welcome, which has passed.
[03:23] Reboot the machine, repeat the procedure, make sure your ISO has 1st boot priority.
[03:40] If you have done it properly, your friendly Windows 7 installation will be there.
[03:47] Now, let's complete the installation as usual: load drivers, format the hard drive, set up the user and computer name, wait for the completion.
The machine may reboot itself to finish the installation.
[04:55] Don't cheer too soon, this is just the surface of the ice.
[05:04] Firstly, the Ethernet network card driver.
[05:46] Install the network driver locally.
[06:57] Secondly, let's look-up the public IP address for this machine for further network configuration, to access the Internet.
[07:28] Tada, your new Windows 7 32-bits is ready!
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